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The Cutting Edge: Hierarchies of Hair in the Greco-Roman World. Saturday 23 September 2023, 1-3pm

The Cutting Edge

Sat 23 September

Museum of Classical Archaeology

We pile meaning on our hair, changing the cut, style and colour to influence how the world sees us – and how we see ourselves. Hair is always with us and is a part of our body which we can modify at will. And if this is true today, it was also true in the ancient past. So for one afternoon only, we’re going to be getting hands-on with ancient hair and embodying the styles of the classical past here in our atmospheric Cast Gallery.

There will be...
* Live haircutting!
* Free face painting!
* A family trail, Bold beards and bewitching braids!
* Cut it out! A series of hands-on crafts for you and your littles.

* Mary Harlow, an expert on ancient women’s hairstyles, doing up-dos of dizzying heights.
* The stylists at douce in Eddington, who will be shaving and trimming some willing volunteers into their sculptural models gathered round.
* An eager panel of hair-storians: Lea Niccolai, Dawn LaValle Norman and Miles Pattenden.

This event is produced in association with the Godly Grooming conference at CRASSH and the Hierarchies of Hair project.

For more about museum access: https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/visit-us/access

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Website Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223330402


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Sat 23 September 1:00PM - 3:00PM


Address: Museum of Classical Archaeology
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom
Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223330402
Fax: +44 1223 335409